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  • Porn to be alive!

    Porn to be alive!

    So, the porn ban has been partially lifted. Here's my three-paise-worth — dear government, first it was with land reforms and now love making. A diktat, and then when outrage is expressed, a hasty retreat. Autocracy morphs into an Alice in Wonderland sea of weak justifications

  • I protest

    I protest

    So, I’m a protester. What do I do exactly? I protest, aur kya. Ya, that’s my job

  • My pal, Teesta Setalwad

    My pal, Teesta Setalwad

    Teesta Setalwad is my friend. Well, was my friend, is my friend, whatever the past continuous terminology is for someone you’ve always been fond of, but have lost touch with over the years, after college

  • Rum with a view

    Rum with a view

    Hell, no! Over the last two years, they’ve been systematically shutting down various bastions of my growing up years.

  • Film & Terrorism Institute of India

    Film & Terrorism Institute of India

    I’m not a filmmaker but I adore the notion of the medium. And the theory behind the art form totally fascinates me.

  • 'Need a DVD for tonight?'

    'Need a DVD for tonight?'

    Najeeb Khan was my friend. He ran the legendary Teenage Video Library out of a small store in Colaba

  • I am 53 going on 60

    I am 53 going on 60

    So yes, I had that non-descript birthday last week. 53. Boring. A neither here nor there age. Not a landmark by any stretch

  • Charles has left the building

    Charles has left the building

    I sit in the vast, wonderfully constructed expanse that is the Portuguese Church. It is the funeral of India's most revered urban planner. Of course he was our finest architect

  • Bored exams

    Bored exams

    The ICSE results were out. Her heart thumped like a Yo Yo Honey song. ICSE results seemed to assume Magna Carta-like propotions in a 16-year-old's life. She needed to go online to check her percentage. Online was better than the old system of 'notice board' results. Where everyone could compare

  • Wake up Maggi, I got something to say to you

    Wake up Maggi, I got something to say to you

    So, there is much tamasha going on in our country. Mainly because the national food of India — the Maggi noodle — is about to be banned

  • We regret to inform you

    We regret to inform you

    And so it’s 6 am and I’m at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. All set to board a flight that will take me on a Turkish ‘chutti’...

  • These are the things that should defi be banned

    These are the things that should defi be banned

    What a week. The North Korean leader kills one of his guys with an anti-aircraft gun. Bit of overkill, no? A small revolver would have sufficed

  • 'Gulp-able' homicide!

    'Gulp-able' homicide!

    And so Sallubhai is free. Free on a Friday, what a release, yes?

  • I'm an earthquake

    I'm an earthquake

    I’m sorry. Deeply deeply regretful. For the disaster, the death, the destruction, the debacle, the debris I have caused. I know it’s a tragedy of untold proportions

  • India kya tyohahahaha!

    India kya tyohahahaha!

    I am IPL obsessed. No, no not the Indian Premier League. The new Indian Political League is my new area of interest

  • We didn't start the fire (You've just stoked our ire)

    We didn't start the fire (You've just stoked our ire)

    I hope all is well this Sunday morning. I’m happy that the Bengalis, the Malayalis and the Punjabis were able to celebrate Shubho Nobo Borsho, Vishu, and Baisakhi respectively without any incidents of violence

  • I'm Maha happy!

    I'm Maha happy!

    So much has made me happy this week — overjoyed actually. Acche din sacchi aa gaye

  • How do you solve a problem like Anushka?

    How do you solve a problem like Anushka?

    Dear Anushka,
    Whaatup? Wassup? Howdy? Satsri akal? I have so much to tell you. These are random thoughts, so don’t look for a link.

  • What, men,  why men?

    What, men, why men?

    What men, why you attacking us, men? What my fader did to your fader, huh? Accha, you tink I’m being paranoid about us Catlicks being targeted?

  • Angst in the time of adolescence

    Angst in the time of adolescence

    Talk to me, dear teenager, you awesome 16-year-old, child adult, social media czar, downloader of every kind of app, selfie expert -- I need to get into your head, under your skin, without treading on your privacy